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Transfer/Advanced Standing Admission Requirements

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE POLICY FOR STUDENTS REQUESTING TRANSFER

Please note – due to the curriculum change that affects students beginning year 3 in 2014, the College of Medicine will not be accepting transfer students for the academic year 2014-2015 only.
  • The COM will consider requests for transfer between years 2 and 3 from students at other LCME-accredited medical schools.
  •  There must be a compelling reason for the transfer, e.g., movement of a spouse or partner to Gainesville for the start of a faculty position or a residency training position or a serious illness in a close family member that requires the student’s presence in Gainesville.
  • The student must be in good academic standing, must have completed the second year of school, and must have passed USMLE Step 1.
  • The student cannot start the clinical clerkships until the COM has proof of successful completion of USMLE Step 1.
  • If the student previously applied to the UF COM, he/she must have been judged “acceptable” for admission by the Selection Committee.

Application Process

Initial consideration of an applicant for advanced standing will be undertaken only when the applicant furnishes the following information upon request:

  • A signed narrative written by the applicant expressing the circumstances that prompted the request to transfer at an advanced standing status. This appeal must be sent to the Director of Admissions prior to April 1st.
  • Upon Request: A letter of recommendation from the Dean of the professional or graduate school in which the applicant either was enrolled or is presently enrolled. This letter must also state that the applicant is free of attitudinal, behavioral, or emotional problems.
  • Official transcripts of all post-high school academic course work.
  • Medical College Admission Test official scores.
  • United States citizenship or permanent resident alien certification.

An applicant judged to be qualified on the basis of the furnished information may be extended an interview.

Requests for admission must be submitted to:

Director of Admissions

Attn: Transfer Requests

P.O. Box 100216

Gainesville, Florida   32610